Twenty-two Foundation letters:
He placed them in a circle like a wall with 231 gates. The Circle oscillates
back and forth. A sign for this is: There is nothing in good higher than Delight (Oneg –
); There is nothing in evil lower than Plague (Nega –
Sepher Yetzirah 2.2
The Sepher Yetzirah, (Book of Creation) refers to the lines connecting each pair of
Hebrew letters as gates. Rabbinic tradition teaches that systematic meditation upon
the various combinations will open the mind to the mysteries of God. In the context
of the Wheel, we can see that such mediation will lead to insight into the meaning of each letter,
hence the meaning of each Spoke, and from there, we will gain insight into the meaning
of the Word of God, and so come to know a little more of God himself, who is the greatest mystery
Below are a few examples of how deeply self-integrated the Hebrew language really is. The
examples given show how the meanings of KeyWords emerges from the meaning of letters
being combined, and how all of this integrates with the geometric structure of the Wheel.
(Beyt - Aleph) Bo:Enter In
Binary combinations with Aleph usually reveal the essence of the leading letter.
This is particularly evident with the Second Letter
(Beyt, House), which serves to represent the preposition in
when prefixed to a word. When combined with Aleph, it forms the word Bo which means to go in,
enter, come, go, or come in. This coheres beautifully with both the meaning of its name (a house
is a natural symbol of a place to go in) and its grammatical function as the preposition "in."
Bo first appears in
and so integrates with the chapter seqence of Genesis. Likewise, it appears (as a root)
twice in the first verse of Exodus, the Second Book, in conjuction with two other highly
significant Beyt KeyWords:
House (Beyt, Name of the Second Letter) and
Ben (Son, Name of the Second Person of
the Godhead, translated as "children"):
Now these are the names of the children (Ben) of Israel, which came
into (Bo) Egypt;
every man and his household (Beyt) came with (Bo) Jacob.
(Beyt - Nun) Ben:Son
The Fourteenth Letter Nun means perpetuity. This manifests in the
Beyt KeyWord Ben, which is
(Ben, Son) = (Beyt, House) and (Nun, Posterity)
In plain English, the Son is he who represents the Posterity of the House. This
integrates with the theology of the Trinity, as it is written in the Book of Hebrews on
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto
the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son,
whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
(Dalet - Mem) Dam:Blood
Genesis 4 contains the first occurrences of
four concepts: Birth, Death, Blood and Door. This coheres with the meaning of the name
of the Fourth
letter (Dalet, Door) and manifests in the Dalet KeyWord
(Dam, Blood) which is analyzed as:
(Dam, Blood) =
(Dalet, Door of Birth/Death) . (Mem, Water)
In simple English, Blood is the "water" (liquid) that issues forth when one passes through
the Universal Door.
(Tsaddi - Aleph) Tsey!:Go Forth!
The essence of the eighteenth letter Tsaddi is seen when it is combined with Aleph to form the
command "Go forth!" Thus the Gospel goes forth
on Spoke 18 in the Book of Matthew, which
ends with the Great Commission:
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me
in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to
observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway,
even unto the end of the world. Amen.
This further ingtegrates with Spoke 18 of the Inner Wheel of Isaiah, where
the Gospel goes forth.
(Resh - Ayin) Rayah:Shepherd
Rayah is easily analyzed as follows:
(Rayah, Shepherd) =
(Resh, Chief/Head) and (Ayin, Eye)
Thus we see the Shepherd as the Chief Eye - that is, the Overseerer, or Bishop. The Letter Ayin
governs the themes of Spoke 16,
which is most clearly seen in the books of Zechariah and 1 Peter.